Who We Are
The Chartered Institute of Legal Executives (CILEx) is the
professional association and governing body for Chartered
Legal Executive lawyers, other legal practitioners and paralegals.
Our role is to enhance the role and standing of Chartered Legal
Executives and all our members within the legal
For fifty years, we have been offering unparalleled access to a
flexible career in law. We work closely with Government and
the Ministry of Justice and are recognised as one of the three
core regulators of the legal profession.
What We Do
The Chartered Institute of Legal
Executives (CILEx) represents its 20,000 members and
lobbies for change and improvements to the legal
system on behalf of its members.
CILEx offers a unique route to a legal career
and becoming a qualified lawyer without a requirement to having a
law degree, although law graduates and graduates with non-law
degrees can also qualify as a lawyer through the CILEx
route. Entry is accessible to those holding a variety of
Through CILEx Law School we are a
leading provider of comprehensive legal education and training.
The CILEx route is the ideal way to obtain a
law qualification for school leavers, graduates, legal support
staff, mature students and those who already have family
Typically those studying through CILEx receive
on-the-job training in solicitors’ offices or legal departments,
whilst also attending classes in law and practice at one of
our 80 accredited
academic institutions or via distance learning.
If you are considering a switch to a
career in law, or want
to earn whilst you learn and avoid student debt, CILEx is your